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Just back from 5 day on Ecstasy. My son and I drove down from DC area about seven hours. Did Park and Go and uber. saved 30$ on parking. Arrived at port around 130pm and no line at all,on ship in 10min.  Had inside M255 quad so had to be careful hitting head on bunks.  The sink faucet end flew off and water was brown, the fixed it and water cleared. We used bottle water for a day.  Got stuck with late dinning and sat at a table for ten with 3 other couples.  Worst group ever and did not return. Ate on lido next three days. On Sunday only place to watch football was lido by deli pizza on little tvs.  We turned that area into the sports bar for the 2 games. The Dallas Redskin game was R rated as we had to groups trash talking and cheering  during the game. One older Dallas Women picked up and dropped and older Redskin women WWE style. No one was hurt and all had fun. We talked with the dining host and we got into early with a good group and same wait team. The head waiter said that the table we had was the worst he had ever had.  Over half of the people were first timers.  If you sail on this ship you need to make your own fun.  Casino was good but drinks if you could get them took forever. The pit boss ended up giving us on us cards because it was so bad. At least we didn't have to pay for the drink we couldn't get. Food was good but not as good as the Paradise.  No issues getting a chair and pool and hot tub.  Sat on beach at Princess cay and son snorkeled.  Nassau we walked around and ate and got back on ship. We did carry off and our time to leave was 8-830.  We stayed in cabin walked to forward elevator and walked of ship at 845. Any questions ill try to answer.

 

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We are on her now!  5 day long weekend, Charleston - sea day - Nassau - sea day. Love this class of ships, crew is super friendly, and best of all no crowds this time of year. Walked on in about ten minutes with an Uber drop-off, no lines at Guy’s, or any of the food stations (pizza, deli, omelette). Few kids, no teens or college aged, nice mature diverse crowd. Great short break!

 

Highly recommend an off season cruise if you can manage. This one only meant missing half a day on Thursday and Friday. But feels like a true mini vacay. 

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Question: did the cabin have a mini-fridge?

Carnival website says no but someone on my roll call says it does.

Thanks!

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Sounds like a great little mini-cruise for those of us within driving distance of the port, which we are.  We're about an hour north of you.   I'm insanely curious what was so horrible about this group of diners!  😉

 

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no one wanted to talk, like a big table for one. very strange. one couple complained about every thing. The flat iron steak they ordered well done was tough, sprite in can tasted funny after trying the lemon aid that was to sweet and tart. Just not a fun group at all.  Some way say it was us thats OK didn't matter if its not fun on a cruise move on.

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I just got back yesterday from the Ecstasy for a girl's weekend. We had an absolute blast, but we tend to make our own fun wherever we go! I was a little concerned after reading all of the negative reviews. There were a few little bumps here and there but nothing to get upset about.

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On 10/28/2018 at 7:59 PM, DaveRRT said:

no one wanted to talk, like a big table for one. very strange. one couple complained about every thing. The flat iron steak they ordered well done was tough, sprite in can tasted funny after trying the lemon aid that was to sweet and tart. Just not a fun group at all.  Some way say it was us thats OK didn't matter if its not fun on a cruise move on.

 

Thank you for indulging my curiosity.   That does sound like bad chemistry - no conversation unless it's to complain.  NO thanks!   

 

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To the OP, you have every right to asked to be moved. We've had issues w/other travelers being loud and obnoxious. Asked to be moved and were promptly seated somewhere else. 
Best way to handle is go into MDR before dinner time and request a specific group or table alone. 

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